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Schweigen is now Climate Positive

December 8, 2021
Schweigen is now Climate Positive
Schweigen is now Climate Positive

Schweigen invests in the future of the planet through carbon offsetting – supporting sustainable projects that reduce and remove emissions from the environment.

As pioneers of silent rangehood innovation, Schweigen collaborates with leading partners around the world to develop premium products that represent the very best of European styling and Australian ingenuity.

Schweigen is pleased to partner Sydney-based climate tech company trace to become and stay Climate Positive.

“As a Climate Positive Organisation, we strive to minimise any negative environmental impact of doing business and offset unavoidable emissions by supporting worthy climate and sustainable developments worldwide,”said Anthony Fletcher, Co-Owner, Schweigen.

In its latest audit ending November 2021, more than 84.5 tCO2 (or the equivalent of 1428 shipping containers of pollution) incurred by its operations were offset by certified carbon credits and tree planting efforts around the world. 

“We are excited to share this sustainability journey,” said Thomas Mullan, Managing Director, Schweigen. “It is a big part of our Schweigen Care Program and reinforces our commitment to take climate action – to minimise harm to our planet and to leave nothing but a positive trace.”

Schweigen supports the following sustainable projects curated by Trace:

  • Project Mount Sandy in Coorong National Park SA, in partnership with the traditional Ngarrindjeri people, to preserve 200 hectares of unique biodiversity and oversee the revegetation of land previously cleared for farming.
  • Myamyn Lowland Conservation Projectin Victoria – saving over 4 hectares of natural environment and contributing to the protection of endangered species stemming global warming and climate change.
  • Renewable energy production in Kenya through the installation of biogas plants that treat animal waste into renewable biogas and fertilizer for rural households and farms.
  • Clean water supplyin Rwanda through the restoration and repairof boreholes that provide safe drinking water to communities – thus alleviating their struggle to collect water/firewood over vast distances for daily use.
  • Sustainable cement manufacturing in Thailand through the replacementof fossil-fuel with renewable biomass burning (rice husks and agricultural waste) to generate electricity.
  • Supply of efficient cookstoves in Nepal that reduces firewood consumption and smoke-related health issues in rural communities.
  • Geothermal energy generation in Turkey that operate with carbon offset financing, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and provides long term employment for surrounding communities.
  • Poultry-powered energy in India through the replacement of fossil fuels with poultry waste for sustainable electric generation, whilst mitigating methane emissions and pollution throughout the Andhra Pradesh region.
  • Rimba Raya Peatlands Conservation in Indonesia by supporting communitiesthat live on the edge of the Tanjung Puting National Park through education and capacity building - whose land and livelihoods would otherwise be threatened by encroaching palm oil companies.
  • Sustainable savanna burning on Tiwi Islands in Northern Territory through the evolution of traditional fire management practices which reduces greenhouse emissions, safeguards indigenous culture and preserves the native biodiversity.
  • Wind power generation in New Caledonia that replaces traditional fossil-fuel generation with resilient green energy infrastructure, jobs and climate awareness.
  • Community wind energy in Taiwan that harnesses coastal winds to generate green energy, expend Taiwan’s renewable energy industry, galvanise local climate action and minimise overall reliance on fossil fuels.
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